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Evaluation results - ERC Consolidator Grant 2022 call

The results of the 2022 European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant call (call deadline 17 March 2022) were published. Consolidator Grants are open to researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD (extensions are possible under certain documented circumstances), a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal. Of the 2222 submitted proposals 321 researchers with 37 different nationalities received an ERC Starting grant. 91 In Life Sciences, 133 in Physical Sciences and Engineering and 97 in Social Sciences and Humanities. However the statistics and final list are provisional since the UK is still considered non-associated to Horizon Europe. The successful proposals of applicants based in a country in the process of associating to Horizon Europe will be eligible for funding only if the relevant Horizon Europe association agreement applies by the time of the signature of the grant agreement. Among the 321 selected researchers are eleven based at Flemish host institutions: Cosmin Cercel, Universiteit Gent, “EMERGE - Rethinking emergency from a legal historical perspective: contexts, actors, practices, 1914-2020”, evaluation panel Social Sciences and Humanities 2 Thomas Cocolios, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “NSHAPE - Nuclear Shapes of Heavy Atoms and Proton-Emitting nuclei”, evaluation panel Physical Sciences and Engineering 2 An Ghysels, Universiteit Gent, “PASTIME - Memory dependent PAth Sampling methods for understanding long TIMEscale molecular processes”, evaluation panel Physical Sciences and Engineering 4 Wim Hardyns, Universiteit Gent, “BIGDATPOL - Towards an evidence-based model for big data policing: Evaluating the statistical-methodological, criminological and legal and ethical conditions”, evaluation panel Social Sciences and Humanities 2 Michal Heller, Universiteit Gent, “High-TheQ - Thermalization at High Energies”, evaluation panel Physical Sciences and Engineering 2 Francis Impens, Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, “MULTIMOYA - Multi-omics characterization of immune triggers in Moyamoya disease”, evaluation panel Life Sciences 6 Diego Miralles, Universiteit Gent, “HEAT - Hybrid dry–hot Extremes prediction and AdapTation”, evaluation panel Physical Sciences and Engineering 10 Kiavash Movahedi, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, “ReplaceMi - Microglia engineering and replacement to treat brain disease”, evaluation panel Life Sciences 5 Kris Myny, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “Orison - igzO-based smaRt Interposer technologieS fOr iNtegrated circuits and pixels”, evaluation panel Physical Sciences and Engineering 7 Bram Van de Poel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “ETHYLUTION - Revealing the ancient plant ethylene biosynthesis and ACC signaling pathway”, evaluation panel Life Sciences 8 Marian Verhelst, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “BINGO - Outplaying the hardware lottery for embedded AI”, evaluation panel Physical Sciences and Engineering 7 Background on the evaluation results, projects and teams can be found in the press releases from ERCEA, Universiteit Gent, KU Leuven and VIB.


EIT Health programmes for start-ups: Apply now!

EIT Health is currently calling for applications for the following programmes:- EIT Health Bootcamps - Deadline 20 March 2023:  Intensive incubation programmes for start-ups. The programme gives start-ups the chance to explore their full-market potential and connect with a network of fellow innovators across Europe. Themes of the 2023 Bootcamps: MedTech Bootcamp; Patient Innovation Bootcamp; Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp; Regulatory Pathways to Market Bootcamp  Please be aware taking part in these calls is not always for free. We advise you to read carefully the participation rules in advance. For instance for the Women Entrepeneurship Bootcamp, a commitment fee of 200 EUR is required once accepted in the bootcamp.- EIT DiGinnovation - Deadline 1 March 2023:  The EIT Health DiGinnovation Programme aims to ease the reimbursement pathway and accelerate the uptake of digital health apps by healthcare professionals and patients. The programme pairs start-ups that have a CE-marked digital health app with partners from EIT Health’s network and beyond. After forming an international consortium, start-ups receive tailored support, the opportunity to pitch in front of industry, and the chance to receive funding for their projects. Taking part in DiGInnovation requires start-ups to abide by specific financial obligations.More information available on the EIT Health website. If you are interested in one (or more) of these programmes, don't hesitate to contact the EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands hub. E-Mail: ; Phone: +31 10 808 1007 .

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EIC – EMA Info Day: Regulatory support for the development of innovative medicines and technologies

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) are organising an Info Day. Participants will get to know the wide range of support services provided by EMA to researchers and SMEs active in research and innovation in the pharmaceutical and med-tech sectors. Speakers will talk about how to engage with EMA at different development milestones, and on the range of EMA support services. Benefits of the Innovation Task Force (ITF) services, PRIME and Scientific Advice, as well as practical details on how to prepare and submit applications, will be tackled. The event will entail testimonials from academic researchers and companies funded by the EIC Pathfinder and Accelerator programmes on their experience with EMA services. EIC grantees and future EIC applicants are strongly encouraged to participate. The event is also open to researchers and SMEs funded by other EU programmes.  This event is relevant if:  You are you an innovator in the health-tech sector funded by the EIC or other EU programmes. You are in the early development stage of a medical technology or pharmaceutical, and have not considered regulatory aspects of your innovation and support from authorities. Your medical technology or pharmaceutical development is more advanced and you want to learn how to best apply to European Medicines Agency (EMA) services such as PRIME or Scientific Advice. The event is free of charge and no registration is required. The Info Day will be broadcasted on this web page

Kick-off EDIH-EBE: European Digital Innovation Hub - Energy in the Built Environment

This kick-off event will introduce EDIH-EBE to public and private organisations. Participation is free, but registration is required.  The European Digital Innovation Hub - Energy in the Built Environment (EDIH-EBE) is a central access point or "One-stop-shop" for industry (in particular start-ups, SMEs and midcaps) and public sector organizations for their successful digital transformation within the application area of Energy at Building Level and Urban Districts Level. It is located in Flanders, Belgium, with strong connections established throughout Europe. Programme: Moderator: Leen Govaerts, EnergyVille/VITO 11u00-12u30: Optional visit to EnergyVille Labs 12u00-13u00: Welcome & Lunch 13u00-13u10: Welcome by Wim Dries, Mayor of the City of Genk 13u10-13u20: Keynote by a member of the Flemish government (to be confirmed) 13u20-13u40: EDIH EBE - An experienced guide through the digital transformation - Johan Vangrunderbeek, EnergyVille / VITO 13u40-14u35: How can EDIH-EBE help your organisation? Short clarification concerning offered services by EDIH-EBE (example included)○ Test before Invest - Michel Huys, EnergyVille/KUL & Limburgs Klimaatbedrijf Nuhma (MyCSN)○ Advanced Digital Skills & Training - Roald Swerts, T2Campus & Joeri Beneens, Bouwbedrijf Beneens○ Support to find investment - Annelies Gorissen, POM Limburg & Bas van de Kreeke, Soltech 14u35-14u45: Broaden your horizon with EDIH-EBE - Ariane Decramer, Flux50 & EEN Flanders (To be confirmed) 14u45-14u55: The EDIH-EBE website 14u55-15u20: Coffee break 15u20-16u20: Breakout sessions on EDIH services & informal networking During this session additional information will be given concerning the offered services. You will also be introduced to contact persons, to whom you can direct any relevant question.○ Test before Invest - Michel Huys, EnergyVille/KUL & Limburgs Klimaatbedrijf Nuhma (MyCSN)○ Advanced Digital Skills & Training - Roald Swerts, T2Campus & Joeri Beneens, Bouwbedrijf Beneens○ Support to find investment - Annelies Gorissen, POM Limburg & Bas van de Kreeke, Soltech 16u10-16u20: Launch + live demo of website & social media channels 16u20-16u50: Role of digitalisation (construction sector) - Niki Cauberg, Digital Construction Buildwise 16u50-17u20: Role of digitalisation (energy sector) - Maarten De Cuyper, voorzitter VREG 17u20-17u30: Closing remarks - Noël Slangen, General Director POM Limburg 17u30-18u30: Reception


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Avia-GIS - Software Technologies for a Healthier World

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that supports society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management functionalities and go to the market. With the grant, that was an essential component of their second investment round, Avia-GIS aims at raising its revenue from the current 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.

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